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Bachmann: ‘Absurd’ to waterboard me to prove it’s not torture

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is pretty sure waterboarding isn’t torture — but she says it would be “absurd” to find out for herself. During a recent CBS/National Journal debate, the candidate enthusiastically said she supported the interrogation technique. “It was very effective,” she claimed. “It gained information for our…

Bachmann: Waterboarding is justified, like nuking Japan

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann explained her support for waterboarding Monday by likening it to the decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan during World War II. At Saturday’s CBS News/National Journal Republican presidential debate, Bachmann agreed with Herman Cain that waterboarding was an acceptable interrogation technique. “If I were…